Don’t Sacrifice Availability for Confidentiality

Last year I was asked to build a company website from scratch without any prior experience in web design. I chose to use WordPress since it was free, had a large support community and offered an extensive range of themes and plugins. After a few weeks of experimenting, reading online blogs and watching tutorials, I …

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Why the Pandemic Statistics are Wrong

Why the Pandemic Statistics are Wrong tl;dr: The absolute numbers in most official and media reports are not useful; we should use proportions instead. Lockdown is not safe; people die from isolation. We don’t have enough information to make reliable predictions; we do have enough to make decisions. Just as we should be aware that new cases are not …

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One Thing You Should Know About Coronavirus Statistics

Fast-produced reports are often based off of faulty statistcial methods and cannot be trusted. Statistics isn’t as simple as aggregating results from every source you find- it takes much more critical analysis. If these reports become cited within other reports then insufficient processes can become much harder to detect.

People need to be taught how to assess sources properly before accepting them, which requires a lot of thought! I found this short article quite useful, it mentions the most common flaws within coronavirus statistics: